Friday, December 20, 2013
Tale Spins by Michael Mullin Blog Tour
A trilogy of alternative fairytales and retellings. Discover the real Snow White story through the eyes of Creepy, the unknown 8th dwarf! Meet a teen princess who hires “The Frog Prince” witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school! And learn how the giant, boy thief and magic beans tale truly went down!
Praise for Tale Spins
Not usually enamoured of either re-telling or poetry I was totally taken aback by just how much I relished this trilogy of alternative fairytales and re-telling aimed at the Young Adult market. ~Tracy (Goodreads)
Tale Spins was like walking into a vintage store and finding a true treasure. This book takes the fairytales we all grew up on and gives them an interesting and modernized version that I enjoyed. ~Rose (Goodreads)
Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is the author of Tale Spins, a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. Tale Spins stories (in the 1-book collection) are “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf”; “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny”; and “Jack’d”. Michael is also the co-author of the successful “Larry Gets Lost” children’s book series. His screenplay “Zooing Time” was recognized by the WGA’s Written By magazine. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.
My Review: Tale Spins
This is three short tales of familiar or should be familiar retelling of Fairy tales. It is such a breath of fresh air to the stories. They are told in a poetry form that gets the message told in a singing style.
The first tale is from the point of view of the 8th Dwarf. He has a different point of view. It is not what I expect. It is so much better with his view.
The second is the Plight and Plot of Princess Penny. I did not guess what tale this was from. Even Princess's can get bullied in school. It has some good lessons in it.
Jack'd was really a different story.
I enjoyed reading these three short stories. It is only 77 pages long. They can be read by any age and enjoyed.
Good clean fun.
I was given this ebook to read for purpose of reviewing and being part of Tale Spins blog tour.